Supporting people with speech, language and communication needs in the justice system







Supporting people with speech, language and communication needs in the justice system
17th September 2018


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The RCSLT is delighted to have hosted a webinar with the Association of YOT Managers to highlight:

• The impact of speech language and communication needs (SLCN) in the justice system

• How speech and language therapists support individuals and other professionals in the justice system

• What support is available for professionals to increase their understanding and knowledge


The webinar recording, transcript and further resources will be of interest to you if you:

• Would like information on how speech language and communication needs can be supported in the justice system 


Webinar chair: Claire Moser, RCSLT Policy Adviser


• Diz Minnitt, Operational Manager, Milton Keynes Youth Offending Team

• Lisa Ogden, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Sutton Youth Offending Team


Learning aims

After watching the webinar, participants will: 

• Understand SLCN, know how to recognise the signs and know where to go for support

• Know how to use screening tools effectively to check for SLCN

• Be aware of different support strategies to help people SLCN needs to understand and engage in the justice process

• Understand the legal responsibilities justice professionals have when working with people with SLCN


Further resources

Association of Youth Offending Team Managers


The Box Learning Journey (free for member and non-members)

Open The Box to develop your understanding of communication difficulties; see the possible impact on individuals you work with and learn about strategies to help.  Free elearning designed for professionals working in the justice sector 


RCSLT Evidence Base 


Practice advice: SLCN by RCSLT and YJB 


AssetPlus: SLCN Screening Tool: 


Youth Justice Resource Hub: 


Find out more about the role of SLTs in justice settings: 

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